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Union Cabinet decides to ban e-cigarettes. Production, distribution, sales, advertisement, import or export of e-cigarettes will be banned. Go to Source
20% promoter holding must for listing in India; Ola, Lenskart, PolicyBazaar, Oyo among cos in talks with Sebi Go to Source
IAMAI is in process of finalising a separate takedown process with EC for polls Go to Source
Ban on H-4 EAD visas unlikely to be enforced before spring 2020, dept of justice tells US court Go to Source
A few years ago, Telegram was used mostly by the tech-savvy, but the secure messaging platform is becoming the destination of choice for marketing Go to Source
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says a larger policy for electronics manufacturing ecosystem will be in place in the next 2-3 months. Go to Source
The CCI approval will allow Agarwal to facilitate an ambitious and unprecedented transaction through a Cayman-registered entity, RA Hospitality. Go to Source
Delivery executives told ET that Zomato had circulated a message on its revised incentive structure on Friday, which came into effect Monday, sparking off the protests. Go to Source
The deal is linked to Hyundai and Kia’s $300 million investment in ANI Technologies, the parent company of Ola, which was announced in March this year Go to Source
Spending on online shopping sites down by a fifth in first half of 2019: Kantar report Go to Source
Luggage brands are also introducing products exclusively for online sales. These include Georgia, Copa and Camp from American Tourister, the Thorium range of Safari and Skybags’ Rubik.​​ Go to Source
The app debuted in its home market of Bangladesh, specifically Dhaka, in September last year, before it was launched in other key NBU markets. Go to Source
A rising number of bets by firms like Axilor Accelerator, Sequoia Capital, and Blume Ventures among others have been made in 10 to 15 such startups each in deeptech companies. Go to Source
Entrepreneurs are maturing in their mindset. What are the yardsticks they use to benchmark their success? Go to Source
Small businesses are finding WhatsApp Business an acceptable substitute for a website or app. However, lack of a payment option and scale-related issues are dampners Go to Source
Facebook's Nicholas Clegg discusses challenges facing the social media giant, working with regulators and other issues Go to Source
The investment in Lenskart is Kedaara Capital’s first bet in the country’s broader consumer technology sector Go to Source
Facebook VP Nick Clegg is believed to have offered to track WhatsApp activities of persons deemed ‘dubious or suspicious’ by govt agencies. Go to Source
Non-personal data is unlikely to be part of the Personal Data Protection Bill which is at an advanced stage of being finalised Go to Source

Automakers test the EV market

Many new entrants bought into the hype created by the government’s push and media coverage but are keeping investments low. Go to Source
Zomato's slate of original shows will be around food across various genres like comedy, reality, celebrity interviews, advice and fiction among others Go to Source
OkCredit lets small business owners and their customers record credit and payment transactions digitally Go to Source
Norms will also address safety measures and type of vehicles that can be used by operators Go to Source
Programme by food delivery & search firm was the final trigger for eateries’ ‘logout’ campaign Go to Source
A diverse set of investors, ranging from PE cos to family offices, enter the game Go to Source
Renowned for its premium pricing strategy, Apple unveiled an aggressive monthly cost of Rs 99 for its upcoming streaming service Apple TV+ Go to Source
While video is one acquisition strategy, the company will also use exclusive brand partnerships to attract users outside metros. Go to Source
The Vertex Growth Fund will seek to invest about $10 million to $15 million per company, typically in third and fourth round fundings Go to Source
While companies face losses owing to pirated content, instructors and internet marketers who independently create courses online are the worst affected Go to Source
Customers, fashion influencers and vendors for the etailer took to social media platforms to protest against the founders of the company for allegedly absconding without clearing dues and halting deliveries Go to Source
In March, Premji had gifted all the earnings from 67% of Wipro shares — then valued at over Rs 1.45 lakh crore, or $21 billion — to the Azim Premji Foundation. Go to Source
In terms of cost-per-click benchmarks, Amazon's click-out campaign is a little more expensive than Google and Facebook's digital ad products, but is cheaper than LinkedIn, analysts said. Go to Source
India is currently the largest market in terms of app downloads for Google, but lags significantly in terms of consumer spends Go to Source
Glance delivers artificial intelligence-driven, personalized content to the lockscreens of smartphones Go to Source
On a consolidated basis, One97 reports a net loss of Rs 4,217 crore Go to Source
Scientists worried that hard landing on lunar surface may have damaged lander’s communications equipment Go to Source
According to a 2018 WHO report, India is the most depressed country in the world Go to Source
Funding tap is open for a host of ventures. While Vogo is in talks to raise $50M from Goldman Sachs, rival Bounce is eyeing $75M Go to Source
Cos like Google, Facebook can be allowed to charge a fee for mandatory sharing of data, think MeitY officials Go to Source
Isro chief says lander has been located, efforts on to communicate with device Go to Source
In talks to pick up 30% more in Vini Cosmetics from Sequoia, promoters for around Rs 2,000 crore Go to Source
Mukbang is a Korean fad and it means broadcasting what you are eating. Go to Source
While one in 10 investments thrive, investors hope signing up with seasoned entrepreneurs will even the odds. Go to Source
India did not get to land on the moon but ISRO is on mission mode. There are some big plans for the future. Go to Source
Everybody talks about how AI will make people lose their jobs, but there are also new jobs being create. Go to Source
Moon will likely be the base for future interplanetary missions. A presence there is of strategic importance. Go to Source
Zomato said these jobs will be automated and those laid off will get severance of two to four months. Go to Source
Flipkart, Amazon and Swiggy among firms seeking fresh graduates with grasp of rapidly evolving technologies Go to Source
Oyo refutes allegations of fraud and cheating, says the charges are based on 'false claims' Go to Source
Facebook launched a new dating service in the US and 19 other countries, and said it will be extended to Europe by early 2020 Go to Source
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